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Political Science Canadian

Group Politics and Social Movements in Canada, Second Edition

edited by Miriam Smith

Publisher
University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division
Initial publish date
Apr 2014
Category
Canadian, Political Advocacy, Civics & Citizenship, Minority Studies, Economic Conditions
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781442608177
    Publish Date
    Apr 2014
    List Price
    $86.00
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781442606951
    Publish Date
    Apr 2014
    List Price
    $53.00
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781442606975
    Publish Date
    Apr 2014
    List Price
    $37.95

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Description

Group Politics and Social Movements in Canada, Second Edition updates and expands its exploration of a wide range of organized group and social movement activity in Canadian politics. Particularly distinctive is the inclusion of Quebec nationalism and Aboriginal politics. Many other areas of collective activity are also included: the Occupy movement and anti-poverty organizing, ethnocultural political mobilization, disability, lesbian and gay politics, feminism, farmers and organized interests in agriculture, Christian evangelical groups, environment, and health movements. Contributors to the collection employ a number of theoretical perspectives from political science and sociology to describe the evolution of organized groups and movements and to evaluate successes in exercising influence on Canadian politics. Each chapter provides an overview of the group or movement along with an account of its main networks and organizations, strategies, goals, successes, and failures.

About the author

Miriam Smith is Professor in the Department of Political Studies at Trent University. Her areas of interest are Canadian and comparative politics, in particular, political economy, social movements, and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender movements in Canada. She is the author of Lesbian and Gay Rights in Canada: Social Movements and Equality-Seeking, 1971-1995 (University of Toronto Press, 1999) and co-editor, with François Rocher, of New Trends in Canadian Federalism (University of Toronto Press, 2003).

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